Sunday, December 4, 2011


Did You Know...

December was the 10th month of the Roman Calendar.

The name December comes from the Latin word ‘decem’ meaning 10.

The birthstone for December is Turquoise or the mystical Blue Topaz.

The flower representing this month is Holly.

On December 18th 1977 – the movie "Saturday Night Fever" opened in New York, and the soundtrack album sold 25-million copies worldwide.

On December 3rd,  1947 —- the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” opened on Broadway starring Jessica Tandy as Blanche and Marlon Brando as Stanley.

In December of 1803 the Louisiana Purchase took place.

The Charles Dickens classic story ‘A Christmas Carol’ was 1st published in December 6, 1843.

December 5th is National Blue Jeans Day.

December 6th is the day many people celebrate the patron Catholic saint of children  — St. Nicholas.

December 17th was know for centuries, as the beginning of the Roman/Pagan Saturnalia Festival, held in honor of the God of Agriculture.

December 21st marks the beginning of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere of the world.

December 28th has been celebrated as Childermass, also known as ‘The Holy Innocents Day’, which commemorates King Herod’s order to kill all the male children under 2, in order to kill the Messiah.

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